Dmitry Vlasov

Dmitry Vlasov (born 11 July 1982) is a former professional tennis player from Russia.

Dmitry Vlasov
Full nameDmitry Vlasov
Country (sports) Russia
Born (1982-07-11) 11 July 1982 (age 40)
Tula, Soviet Union
Prize money$99,524
Singles
Career record0–1
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 240 (5 May 2003)
Doubles
Highest rankingNo. 146 (8 September 2003)

BiographyEdit

Vlasov, who is originally from Tula, was ranked as high as 11 in the world for singles during his junior career and had wins over future top players including David Nalbandian and Robin Söderling.[1] He made the semi-finals of the boys' singles at the 1999 US Open.[2]

His only appearance in the main draw of an ATP Tour tournament came at the 2001 Swedish Open. After defeating Radek Štěpánek to make it through qualifying, Vlasov lost to Spaniard Albert Portas in the first round.[3]

A regular on the Challenger circuit, Vlasov won a total of four titles, all in doubles. He was runner-up in singles at the Togliatti Challenger in 2002 and had a win over Philipp Kohlschreiber at a Challenger tournament in the Indian city of Belgaum in 2003.[4][5]

In 2005, he received a one year suspension after testing positive to Pemoline, reduced from two years after an appeal, from a sample given during qualifying for the 2004 Kremlin Cup.[6][7]

Challenger titlesEdit

Doubles: (4)Edit

No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
1. 2002 Togliatti, Russia Hard   Philipp Mukhometov   Artem Derepasko
  Mikhail Elgin
6–4, 6–4
2. 2003 New Delhi, India Hard   Radoslav Lukaev   Jonathan Erlich
  Andy Ram
7–6(6), 4–6, 6–2
3. 2003 Tampere, Finland Clay   Igor Andreev   Ignacio Hirigoyen
  Nicolás Todero
7–6(4), 6–1
4. 2004 Togliatti, Russia Hard   Teymuraz Gabashvili   James Auckland
  Ladislav Švarc
6–3, 5–7, 6–4

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "ITF Tennis - Juniors - Player Profile - Vlasov, Dmitri (RUS)". International Tennis Federation. Retrieved 25 March 2016.
  2. ^ "Pless i US Open finale for unge". Berlingske (in Danish). 11 September 1999. Retrieved 26 March 2016.
  3. ^ "ITF Tennis - Pro Circuit - Bastad - 09 July - 15 July 2001". International Tennis Federation. Retrieved 25 March 2016.
  4. ^ "ITF Tennis - Pro Circuit - Togliatti Challenger - 15 July - 21 July 2002". International Tennis Federation. Retrieved 25 March 2016.
  5. ^ Ashok, Khalyan N. (16 October 2003). "Chen ousts injured Prakash". The Hindu. Retrieved 25 March 2016.[dead link]
  6. ^ "The ATP Tour Anti-Doping Tribunal Appeal of Dimitry Vlasov" (PDF). Anti-Doping Authority Netherlands. Retrieved 26 March 2016.
  7. ^ "Djokovic: "Niente controlli sul sangue per sette mesi: perché?"" (in Italian). Ubitennis. 18 January 2013. Retrieved 26 March 2016.

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